Philadelphia Eagles should consider bringing back Brent Celek

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It hasn’t been long, but the Philadelphia Eagles should form a Brent Celek reunion.

This year has been strange for former Philadelphia Eagles tight end, Brent Celek. The 33-year-old veteran, who has spent the entirety of his career with the Eagles officially got the boot back in the springtime. It wasn’t anything personal, Celek just did not offer enough value on the offense for what he was getting paid. Plus, Zach Ertz was surely becoming one of the best tight ends in the NFL.

As the Eagles made a ton of moves last season, the money situation was getting quite complicated. All throughout the 2018 offseason, the Eagles were in dead last when it came to cap space. And without the various veteran re-structures, we don’t even know how Howie Roseman would’ve got the number to be under the cap.

So, in order to clear up some cap space, Celek became one of a few home-grown veterans to be released by the team along with Vinny Curry and Mychal Kendricks. But unlike the other guys, Celek remains a free agent living in the city of Philadelphia. Apparently, the eleven-year veteran entertained some offers around the league, but none of them were good enough for him to want to relocate himself and depart from Philly.

Should the Eagles give him a second chance?

As of right now, Brent Celek is leaning towards retiring. When he joined the 97.5 The Fanatic crew on Friday afternoon, Celek looked back at the career of Eagles legend Brian Dawkins to get an idea of how he would feel if he played in another uniform. He mentioned how “awkward” it was to see Dawkins in a Denver Broncos uniform, so he wouldn’t feel right putting another teams jersey on himself.

Let’s consider something here for a second. Should the Eagles think about a potential reunion with Celek? Clearly, the Eagles have upgraded the position with Dallas Goedert, but are they really comfortable with the depth chart passed him? We all know that the Eagles wanted to go younger at the position for cheaper, but they could use Celek’s blocking abilities and leadership for one more season. After all, having Celek as a depth guy doesn’t seem so bad, does it?

We can expect to see plenty of two-tight end sets this year, which makes depth at the position more important. And with Richard Rodgers having rough offseason, he is far from a lock to make the team. If Celek is willing to take a dirt cheap deal from Howie Roseman and the front office, why not bring him back?

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As of right now, Celek made it seems as though the Eagles have definitely moved on, but we can’t assume that they won’t contact the Eagles legend if they feel the need to bring in a veteran off the market. There’s still a few weeks left for Rodgers to make his case, but considering that he is injured at the moment, it’s not going to be easy for the veteran.